FAIRFAX, UNITED STATES.– Amber Heard testified Monday that the multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against her brought by her ex-husband Johnny Depp it’s “torture” and she just wants him to leave her alone to move on.
The 36-year-old actress also said she decided to divorce Johnny Depp in May 2016 because violence had become “normal” for him and made him fear for his life.
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“I had to quit,” Heard said. “I knew that if I didn’t, he wouldn’t survive. She was so scared that she believed that it was going to end very badly for me, ”said the actress.
Heard claimed that Depp could become physically and sexually an abusive “monster” when he was drinking and his efforts to cut down on drug and alcohol use failed.
“The monster had been that thing that was now the norm and not the exception. The violence was normal now,” he explained to the seven-person jury hearing testimony in a Fairfax, Virginia, court.
The 58-year-old actor, who gave his testimony in late April, denies hitting Heard and claims she was the violent one.
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The star of the franchisePirates of the Caribbean” accuses his ex-wife of ruining his reputation and career by claiming in a 2018 Washington Post article that she, without mentioning Depp, described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” .
The actor claims 50 million dollars in reparation. She fired back by asking for double that by accusing him of “rampant physical violence and abuse.”
The actress says that the trial has forced her to relive “over and over again the most intimate, painful and deeply humiliating issues and personal things that she survived.”
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“I want to move on and I want Johnny to move on,” Heard said. “I just want him to leave me alone.”
Filing for divorce was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” the “Aquaman” star added, insisting “it was so hard because I loved Johnny so much.”
Heard said that the same week she filed for divorce, she also sought a restraining order because her ex-husband threw a cell phone in her face after their last violent argument in May 2016.
He also evoked several violent episodes before the court in Fairfax, Virginia, including a crisis of jealousy during a stay in France. According to Heard, Depp couldn’t stand that he had shot a sex scene in a movie and didn’t believe him when he told him a stunt double had been used for the scene.